Toyohashi Chapter


Published: Sat, 12/06/2008 - 9:56am

Toyohashi JALT usually meets the 3rd Sunday of the month on the campus of Aichi University in Toyohashi. Feel free to come join us.

Chapter Officers


Anthony Robins
Dan Devolin
Simon Sanada
Hiroshi Komura
Eric Hankin

Kyushu disasters and recovery

The Board of Directors on behalf of JALT members want to express our sadness at the recent earthquakes and other resulting disasters in Kyushu and are concerned for the welfare of all those in the affected areas. We hope that our members find appropriate ways of assisting with recovery efforts. One way might be to provide contributions.

While there are many organizations starting to provide relief, one group with a proven track record is Second Harvest Japan. Donations can be made at this link.

Upcoming Events


Alun Roger
Saturday, 18 June 2016 - 4:30pm - 6:00pm

This workshop is intended to help you become a better judge of your students’ speaking. The presenter will outline a group “small-talk” type test that targets an often under-represented facet of speaking assessments – interactional language and skills. Participants will then view video samples of the test and take part in a training session with the aims being to A) experience the test, B) experience being a rater and C) discuss the characteristics of interactional language so that they may better adapt the test to their educational contexts.

Nicholas Bradley
Sunday, 17 July 2016 - 1:30pm - 4:00pm

A great deal of literature has been produced highlighting the importance of culture as a part of language teaching. As a result of this growing awareness, many textbooks, teacher resources and guides have been produced to assist teachers, like me, who want to raise students’ awareness of culture but are a little unsure about how to do it. A cursory glance will show that a large number of these textbooks and resources deal with culture in very superficial ways. Yet, what do teachers at Japanese universities believe regarding culture? Is there consistency in the ways culture is viewed and understood? This paper will look at some of the different dimensions of culture and present preliminary results of a project to delve deeper into how culture is understood and used in language classes at Japanese universities.

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